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Tweed Recording Goes All-In with Danley

The new studio/venue/classroom has Danley loudspeakers not only in live performance spaces but also in the studio’s control room.

Andrew Ratcliffe’s Tweed Recording has Danley Studio 2 monitors in its control rooms.
Andrew Ratcliffe’s Tweed Recording has Danley Studio 2 monitors in its control rooms.

Athens, GA (April 15, 2020)—Andrew Ratcliffe’s Tweed Recording moved in recent times to Athens, Georgia to build out a new three-room facility, along with a classroom and a one-hundred seat live performance venue. Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers are used in the classroom and the live performance venue, and now Ratcliffe has installed three sets of Danley Studio 2 self-powered studio monitors, one for each control room.

Ratcliffe started an equipment company alongside his studio and is a part-owner in the newly revitalized console company, Sound Techniques.  The equipment company always gravitated toward vintage gear with personality. He worked with integration firm TSAV to help bring all the technologies in the facility together, including Dante, Internet, Wi-Fi, and more. “They suggested I check out the Danley line for the theater, so we went to Gainesville for the day to hear what Danley had to offer,” he said. “We were impressed by the people at Danley and their unconventional approach to high-fidelity live sound.”

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Ratcliffe went with a pair of Danley SM-100F full-range loudspeakers with low-end support for the live venue and a pair of Danley CS-100 Cinema series loudspeakers for the classroom paired with a Danley THmini subwoofer.

“While we were there, Cooper [Hedden] let us hear prototypes of Tom Danley’s latest obsession: studio nearfield monitors,” Ratcliffe continued. “These were the Danley Studio 1s, which are passive boxes. They sounded absolutely incredible! Since we have so much gear in our racks already, I commented that I’d love to see the Danley monitors in a one-box powered format. The next day, Cooper called to say the challenge had been accepted. Tom Danley was going to build me an active version!” Now officially the Danley Studio 2, Tweed Recording has three sets. Two are in the mirror-imaged recording studios (almost exact replicas of the Oxford facility). The third set sits in the mix room.

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